darkamdusias

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  1. Perfectionist - Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning
  2. I love the redesigned Ribbon of Rarity! It's a keeper!
  3. Nope. The chances of this happening are so meager that they're probably not worth considering.
  4. It took ages, but I finally managed to 100% Ni no Kuni II. I'm excited about never having to play this game ever again!

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    2. ChristIllusion12

      ChristIllusion12

      Well done, I still got the first one to do on PS3 :(

    3. DamagingRob

      DamagingRob

      This game might never get out of the backlog. :lol: Congrats!

    4. darkamdusias

      darkamdusias

      @Orphioon Between the last two DLCs, I took about thirty hours or so. The content itself isn't naturally tough, but it's incredibly grindy (reaching the new Level cap of 150 and repeatedly running the Lost Labyrinth for gear takes time). Additionally, the Lost Labyrinth is 100 floors (thankfully, and option exists for you to skip the first 20 floors) and the Solosseum Slog is 30 stages (made up of approximately 100 fights). You can beat all of it easily if you are willing to grind for levels and gear - there is however, and artificial difficulty component in the Solosseum because several bosses are damage sponges, and all the battles are timed. 

       

      @Edunstar84 The DLCs aren't fun for most, as they are a combination of long grinds, collectible hunting, and time trials with a little bit of story mixed in here or there. If you are the sort of person that likes to complete games though, the sense of pride you get from 100%ing a game that only ~250 other people have done makes the experience almost worth it. Almost.

  5. Nope, there are no missables. For the record though, you're overpaying if you spend $10 on this DLC.
  6. To be fair, if somebody tolerates this DLC enough to 100% it, they'd have to be incredibly masochistic, and/or intensely determined - that's got to be a skill, right? 😂 To put things into context for everyone else, this DLC is so bad that it's what caused me to give up full-time trophy hunting. What a mess.
  7. I agree - I enjoyed the base game, which I found to be a charming, if somewhat flawed experience. The DLCs released for this game however, almost seemed designed to punish people for buying the game's season pass. I'd recommend that you stay away from the DLC unless you're a completionist - there's not much in the way of fun to be found here (which defeats the entire purpose of playing a video game in the first place).
  8. Yes, easily. At the every least, every FFXV DLC has a portion (or portions) of it that were really fun (Ignis vs. Noctis, Omega, etc.) - Ni No Kuni II's DLC is just a boring, mindless slog with artificially inflated difficulty. It is, hands down, some of the worst DLC I've ever played - and I've played a TON of DLC.
  9. The original game was a slog, and I was utterly bored of it by the time I completed the trophy list. I'm going to stay away from this one for now.
  10. Forward + B, B, B.
  11. Assassin's Creed Origins: Gold Edition isn't a bad deal for $25. I thought it was a fair price for the game and its DLCs.
  12. DarkAmdusias, Special Move Master
  13. It did, as far as helping me build basic proficiency with a language - I used it mainly for French and Hindi, but also dabbled with Spanish, Japanese, Korean, and Swahili. It's not quite as good as actually practicing the language with others, but doing lessons every day for almost three years have definitely allowed me to confidently utilize some basic and intermediate language function.
  14. I do like the fact that Nintendo does have in-game accomplishments for some of their games, though. I didn't need to get all of the achievements in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, but I did it anyway - that game would have had a fun trophy list if its achievements were somehow translated into trophies one day.
  15. I don't know if many of you here are familiar with Duolingo - it's a free language learning website I used to learn a number of languages and loved it because it was able to 'gameify' the language learning process. One of the most attractive features of the learning algorithm was its 'streak' feature - I had a streak of 1,125 consecutive days before the streak broke. The website offered me a chance to 'repair' my streak by testing out its premium service, but I declined, reasoning that all good things must come to an end. I was initially anxious as I watched the clock tick down on the offer, but a day or two later, felt great about my decision. One larger streak remains though. Starting in December 2014, I challenged myself to get a minimum fifty trophies a month just to see how long I could keep it going - I never dreamed that I would make it to March 2019 with the streak intact. I have loved the challenge of keeping up the streak, and the rush to hit a numerical target gave me the opportunity to play interesting games that I would have never otherwise considered like ICEY, Far Cry Primal, and Late Shift. Lately though, keeping up the streak has felt less fulfilling, not because trophy hunting has become less fun, but because I've developed other interests that directly impact how much time I want to spend achieving trophies. Additionally, I've also come to love playing my Switch, and have sunk a ton of time into the spectacular Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and Pokemon Let's Go Eevee. This feels like the end of an era, and it's bittersweet. I love my streak, and seeing my total collected trophies dip below 50 this April is going to feel weird - frankly I don't even know if I'll be able to bring myself to end the streak this month. On the other hand though, rediscovering old interests and developing new ones has been a source of joy in itself. Ultimately, it'll feel good to game on my own terms again. Thanks for reading.